My daughter and I have moved from a very non-diverse (white) area in Iowa to Atlanta. She is going to start PreK in a couple weeks, and about 70% of her class is black. When she was in head start in IA, there were 2 non-white kids, both who happend to have behavioral issues. So she told me "I don't like BROWN ppl" I feel like I've explained 2 her well enuf that it isn't OK to say that, and that we are all alike, even if we look different.
I was wondering if it would be a good idea to talk to her new teachers about it, or if they might hold it against her subconsciously. I haven't met the teachers yet (just the directors) and they are most likely black too. I just want them to be sensitive to the fact that this is new for her, to not let her say those things but not to dislike her for it. Should I say something?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:19 AM on Jul. 23, 2010
Nope, don't say a word for your dd's sake. Confront the issue if it comes up, but only then. No need to prejudice the school against her before hand. She will more likely have some problems. She's not just facing race issues but cultural shock as well. All too often cultural issues are mislabeled a racial issue in the deep South. Good Luck.
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